County Council appoints new CEO

After the debacle of the last few months, common-sense seems to have broken out at County Hall. Somerset County Council today announced that Pat Flaherty has been appointed as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr Flaherty was deputy to Sheila Wheeler and has been acting CEO since the “unfortunate” events surrounding her demise. The decision was

Short Story Shortlist announced!

The Langport Leveller Short Story Competition is reaching its climax. Today the judges have given us the shortlisted entries for the 2014 competition.  The 8 stories to make the list are as follows: Bob, Carousel, Diaries, Missing, Puzzle, The Mag, The Modigliani Affair, With Eyes Open Well done to everyone whose story made the list,

Launch your business at Yeovil’s Vintage Market

Yeovil’s first ever  Vintage Market is taking place on Saturday 31st May. The Vintage market will be running on every fourth Saturday from June until October. The market is intended to have a real family focus; children and adults alike will be entertained by specially selected acts including storytelling in the ‘Cosy tent’. South Somerset

Flood volunteer efforts – can you help?

The floods may have gone, but the need for volunteers to help with the recovery in parts of Somerset remains as great as ever. And people continue to volunteer. Each day around 25 people have been turning up to assist those affected by flooding, doing everything from cleaning houses and removals, to gardening and DIY.

Somerfest seeks volunteers

As time ticks down Taunton’s grand Somerfest on Saturday June 21, Taunton Deane District Council are appealing for volunteers. Volunteers, including marshals,  are needed to help out on the day – if you can help contact Carla Modley at Taunton Deane Borough Council on 01823 356489 or email The day encompases a feast of

Assault in Langport

Can you remember where you were around 8.30 in the morning on Wednesday 23rd April (a week ago today)? The police are appealing for the public’s help, particularly passing motorists – following an assault in Langport. The incident happened at about 8.35am on Wednesday April 23 when a man was walking out of the Tesco

Witnesses sought to Somerton burglary

On Saturday April 5, 2014 at around 5.30pm a property in Behind Berry, Somerton, a man entered a house and picked up some trainers before being disturbed by the homeowner. He then pushed past her and ran off. The victim has described as the man as being in his thirties or early forties, 5’7” tall

Langport Battlesite still not safe

A planning application to put an industrial scale solar panel site next to Tengore Lane continues to rumble on. We understand that the Planning Inspector will review the site in person during the course of this week. After an earlier application failed having been appealed all the way up to the Planning Inspectorate, a new

Registration offices to close

A review of the registration service by Somerset County Council has led to a decision to close the registration offices at Wincanton and Wellington. The Registration Service is a statutory duty that the County Council performs in line with an agreement with central government. It is responsible for registering our births marriages and deaths and

Beware fake £50 notes

Beware! Please help us by alerting all businesses and members of the public to a conman who is passing off forged £50 notes in the area. This is not the first time this has happened in the Levels area in the past 12 months. Two shops in Langport are the most recent victims. In this instance we